Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sparkle!

OMGoodness! Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper??? It's part of the next round of Sale-A-Bration items that Stampin' Up! promised us at the beginning of this amazing promotion. I love free stuff...so naturally I couldn't wait to get my hands on this gorgeous paper, and today I have a beautiful card for you that uses this new FREE product.






This card is so sharp! That sparkly glimmer paper is the perfect compliment to the Love Sparkles stamp set. It's all glittery and shiny and....blingy! The new Glimmer Paper comes in 3 colors - Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, and Sweet Sugarplum...and it's FREE with a $50 purchase! You can check out more about the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer paper in this video from Stampin' Up!:









I love all the ideas in that video - tons of inspiration, right? I hope this card tutorial inspires you as well. My friend BJ made this card, and I couldn't wait to share it with you!




Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Love Sparkles (W 143114 C 143183)
  • PAPER – Bermuda Bay (131197), Very Vanilla (101650), Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper (142744), Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (143831)
  • INK – Bermuda Bay (131171)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Star Blast Edgelits (142763), Big Shot Die Brush (140603)
Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Bermuda Bay - 11”x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 1/2”
  • Very Vanilla – 1 ½” x 4 3/4”
  • Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper– 1/4” x 4 3/4”, 4 ¼” x 2 ¼”
  • Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper– 4” x 5 ¼” 
Instructions:

  • With Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring 11” x 4 ¼”, score & fold at 5 ½” for your cardbase.
  • Stamp “sparkle” in Bermuda Bay ink on Very Vanilla cardstock towards the top edge.  Adhere to Cupcakes & Carousels designer series paper with snail adhesive at a slant.  Ends of the cardstock will hang off edges of designer series paper. 
  • Adhere ¼” x 4 ¾” Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper on top of Very Vanilla cardstock with snail adhesive.
  • With wrong side of designer series paper facing up, trim edges of Very Vanilla/Bermuda Bay glimmer paper to match edge of designer series paper.
  • Using Star Blast Edgelits Dies, die cut star shape.  Adhere to cardbase. 
  • Attach stars that were leftovers from the Star Blast Edgelits Die cut on card with snail adhesive. 





This paper is great - super versatile and sure to make every project a "wow"! If you would like to purchase any of the products used to make this card, just click on the item below and you'll go directly to my online store:

Big Shot
[143263]
$110.00



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Friday, February 17, 2017

Floral Congratulations

Can you believe that February is over half over? I am amazed at how fast time flies! In my stamping world, I have shifted from focus on Valentine's cards and now I am THINKING SPRING! Here in Wisconsin, we've got some beautiful spring-time weather coming this weekend...so today I've got a beautiful spring-time card for you!




Don't you love the "fresh" color scheme of this card? That deep black "Congrats" is the perfect pop against those pastel colors. My friend Dena created this card! She's so talented - her easy cards are ALWAYS gorgeous!






Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Blooms and Wishes (141784 photopolymer), Double Take (142908 photopolymer)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla (101650), So Saffron (105118), Pear Pizzazz (131201)
  • INK – Basic Black (140931), So Saffron (126957), Delightful Dijon (138327), Pear Pizzazz (131180)
  • OTHER –  Stampin Sponges (141337), Very Vanilla 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (141694), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse (129026)
Cutting & Scoring:  

  • So Saffron Card Base - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Pear Pizzazz- 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Very Vanilla- 3 ¾” x 5”
Instructions:

  • Stamp large floral image 3 times along left-hand side and bottom of card as shown in So Saffron ink. Stamp Centers in Delightful Dijon ink.
  • Stamp small flower “stamped off” in So Saffron ink to create a lighter shade to fill in empty areas
  • Stamp leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink (I only inked up the “leaf” portion of the stamp so the stems would not be stamped to finish out the card.
  • Sponge along stamped edges of the card with So Saffron ink to create a richer color.
  • Adhere to Pear Pizzazz Layer. 
  • Tie Vanilla Ribbon around these two layers and pop up with Stampin Dimensionals to So Saffron Card.




I am definitely going to be playing with this color combination more and using my spring-time flowery stamps to chase away my winter blues! How about you?


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tshirt Thank You

Today I have an incredibly easy and super adorable card for you! It uses the Custom Tee Bundle from the new Occasions catalog.




This card comes together in a snap - seriously! My friend Jackie made this card, and I love, love, LOVE her color choice. That bright red is the perfect pop of color against those neutrals! What a great eye for color she has!




Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Custom Tee Bundle (144724), One Big Meaning (c-139420, w-138788)
  • PAPER – Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (138434)
  • INK – Basic Black (140931)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Dimensionals (104430)
Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 4 ¼”, scored at 4 ¼” (creates a 4 ¼” square card)
  • Real Red DSP – 4 “ x 4”
  • Basic Black – 3 5/8” x 3 5/8”
  • Whisper White – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Scraps:  Real Red, Crumb Cake 
Instructions:

  • Stamp shirts in Basic Black ink on Real Red and Crumb Cake scraps
  • Cut out shirts using framelits & Big Shot
  • Stamp “words” on bottom of Whisper White layer in Basic Black
  • Assemble as shown, using dimensionals under both shirts

Wasn't that quick and easy?

If you'd like to purchase any of the products to make this card, just click on the items below to go directly to my online store:

Big Shot
[143263]
$110.00

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Global Design Project 073 | Color Challenge

Last week was my first ever Global Design Project. I absolutely loved the challenge of creating something totally new and different, so I couldn't wait until Monday to see the next project. Turns out this week is a color challenge...and a difficult one for me, at that!


Now, I probably shouldn't admit this but I wasn't exactly thrilled when I saw this color combination. These are not colors I would normally use together, so I had a really tough time getting inspired at first. I pondered the colors throughout the week, and headed straight up to my stamp room this morning to get creative. So....here is my big reveal:





I am so. in. love. with this card!! I knew that I really wanted the colors to pop with this card, so I used crisp Whisper White for my card base and card front. The thin layer of Watermelon Wonder really helps draw your attention to that swirly flower - which is exactly the effect I was going for. To tone down the Emerald Envy a bit, I stamped off before stamping those leaves - again from the Swirly Bird stamp set. Then cut down a dimensional to use to pop up the Watermelon Wonder layer of that flower above the stamped image.

I added that little butterfly in Daffodil Delight to compliment the Thank You sentiment. It's from the Sunshine Wishes thinlets - which is one of my very favorites in the big catalog.



I used Rhinestone Jewels to add just a touch of "bling" to this card - I thought it needed some sparkle! A few flicks of the Watermelon Wonder marker helped balance out the white space behind that cute butterfly, don't you think?

I couldn't be happier with the result of this Global Design Project. I am so excited that I was able to head into unfamiliar creative territory and craft this beautiful card!






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Glue Dots
[103683]
$5.25
Big Shot
[143263]
$110.00


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